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Job losses threatens the CSIR’s reputation

The council's climate change research could suffer from job cuts

EU to cut new car emissions by 37.5% by 2030

The targets will require new cars sold in 2030 to emit 37.5% less carbon dioxide on average compared to 2021 levels

Kikwete: Africa inherited poor education from colonial masters

Ex-Tanzanian President Jakaya Kikwete has said improving the education system in Africa will replenish the continent’s skills gap.

Paris Agreement: World takes giant step towards tackling climate change

The world's most important climate change agreement will come into force on November 4, Ban Ki-moon announced this week.

El Niño is fading but monthly temperatures still reach record highs despite plans

​Earth blasts through more heat records, while research shows governments are not ambitious enough to stop catastrophic warming.

G7 nations to stop subsidising fossil fuels

The seven economies will stop propping up coal, gas and oil by 2025. But giant greenhouse gas emitters China and India haven’t made the pledge.

Oregano will cut cows’ wind and climate change

Famous for complementing Mediterranean and Mexican cooking, the herb could now be a key ingredient in lowering global greenhouse gas emissions.

2015 on track to be the warmest year on record

Data from the UK Meteorological Office shows that 2015 will surpass last year as the hottest year on record.

COP21 reached a weak deal

Paris talks failed the most vulnerable, but that failure could be fixed as the world’s governments have at least agreed to head in the same direction.

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